Scott ‘n the Rocks


‘Scott ’n the Rocks Live at Stayner’s Wharf‘  was nominated for 2017 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year and  was nominated by Music Nova Scotia for 2016 Jazz Recording of the Year

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High-energy music performed by 12 fabulous jazz  musicians creating a new scene for jazz in Halifax!

Scott n’ the Rocks Bi-Weekly Mondays start November 5,  2018. 

Come hear the best little Big Band that Halifax has to offer as Scott n’ the Rocks is back at Stayner’s for another great season of high caliber jazz.  Great music! great players! Great charts composed especially for ‘the Rocks’.

2019-2020 Rocks Dates:

2019 Mondays: November 25th, December 9th, 2019. The band will take some time out for some holiday cheer & then back in the new year.

2020 Monday January 13th, January 27th, February 10th, February 24th, March 9th, March 30th, wrapping up another Rocks season April 13th 2020.

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill, 902-492-1800,  Just past the Tim Hortons at the Halifax Ferry Terminal, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

You can’t beat the price – free


A big sound with great charts, come and hear what keeps these ‘Horsepowers of Jazz’ coming back year after year!


Scott Macmillan is a vibrant musical force in Atlantic Canada as a, guitarist/ composer/ conductor/ arranger. His creative drive and love of jazz is found with the best of the best of Halifax’s jazz musicians and the creation of “Scott ‘n the Rocks”. Halifax’s newest and very exciting little big jazz band.

In the late 70’s Scott studied with, Duke Ellington’s arranger, Ron Collier, at Humber College. In 1987, his group, The Scott Macmillan Sextet represented Atlantic Canada at the Montreal Jazz Festival

A multi-dimensioned musician, Scott has made his career moving through many genres of music. Since 1995 he is more familiar to audiences as the Host Conductor and Arranger of the Maritime Pops Series with Symphony Nova. His love for the jazz band sound has remained brewing on the back burner and in November 2004 Scott gathered a group of 12 talented and versatile jazz musicians and so “Scott ‘n the Rocks” was launched.

Founded in 2004, Scott has created a new musical scene in Halifax at Stayners Pub and Grill on Monday nights throughout the winter months. These Monday night performances have the top jazz musicians in the region angling for opportunities to perform the new and challenging music that Macmillan presents to them on a regular basis.

Scott ‘n the Rocks, Scott is looking to provide a creative venue for the musicians. Scott has opened up the opportunity for himself and others to express themselves as composers as well as to explore music through improvisational performance freedom.

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